Category Archives: Press Statement

Stop the killings, release report on 23,000 ‘deaths under investigation’: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on ‘shit happens’ and Iceland draft resolution to UN HR Council for comprehensive report on human rights in the Philippines Kapag ganito ang kalakaran na tinatanggap na lang natin bilang realidad sa halip na kondenahin at panagutin ang mga nagkasala, mauulit ng mauulit ang patayan pati ng mga bata. Hindi […]

For 18th Congress, Kiko files 10 priority bills on coco levy, single-use plastic ban, teachers’ salary hike

MANILA – Opposition leader Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan opens the 18th Congress by filing 10 priority measures focusing on agriculture, environment, and civil service on Monday, July 1. This includes the much-delayed Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act or the Coco Levy Act; bills on post-harvest facilities, organic farming, and expanded crop insurance; National Land […]

Ang Pilipinas ay duyan ng magiting: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on 75th year of Battle of Philippine Sea Ang Pilipinas ay duyan ng magiting: Kiko The Battle of Philippine Sea was fought on June 19 to 20 in 1944 between US and Japanese fleets over territories. Thousands of Filipinos were killed in the battle. The continued deployment of weapons in […]

Their version of the events is as fake as their territorial claims: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on China’s not a hit-and-run Their version of the events is as fake as their territorial claims: Kiko China’s version of the events is as fake as its territorial claims. Between a press release and the narrative of our Filipino fishermen, there is no question who is the “besieged” victim […]

Sale of P700-M Marcos jewels proof of plunder: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on sale of Marcos jewels Sale of P700-M Marcos jewels proof of plunder: Kiko The sale of the P700-million Marcos jewels is proof of plunder during the Marcos dictatorship. The jewels form a teeny-weeny portion of the estimated $10 billion (about P520 billion) Marcos illegal wealth paid for by the […]

On pronouncements of PRRD that he wants COMELEC to look for another contractor that is “free from fraud”

We hope for electoral reforms, as well as for those responsible be held to account for the following: 1. Administration allies’ barefaced violation of election laws on billboards, posters, and use of government resources and facilities during the campaign. 2. Malacañang released a baseless “narcolist,” a blatant intimidation and threat of our local politicians all […]

Seryoso ba ang Administrasyon sa kampanya kontra droga? — Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Sen. Lacson’s privilege speech re reappointment of BoC exec linked to drug smuggling Seryoso ba ang Administrasyon sa kampanya kontra droga? — Kiko Former Manila International Container Port District Collector Vener Baquiran, who was removed from office in August 2018 over two massive drug smuggling totaling ₱13.4 billion, was […]

Make Bahay Pag-asa real homes of hope, don’t criminalize younger offenders: Kiko

Sen. Kiko at Bahay Pag-asa, Davao

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on additional P1-billion for youth centers Make Bahay Pag-asa real homes of hope, don’t criminalize younger offenders: Kiko While an increase in funding for the construction of more Bahay Pag-asa is welcome under the guidance of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, we are alarmed by the sudden P1-billion increase […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan, principal author and principal sponsor, on the passage of the Sagip Saka Act

Ang pagsasabatas ng Sagip Saka ay tagumpay ng mga magsasaka at mangingisda, ang mahigit 10 milyong Pilipinong nagpapakain sa atin. Ngayon, higit kailanman, napaka-kritikal nitong batas na ito dahil ginugutom ang ating mga magsasaka ng sobrang pag-angkat ng bigas at ng mababang presyo ng kopra sa pandaigdigang merkado; ganun din ang ating mga mangingisda na […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Bikoy’s allegations

Kahit ano sasabihin ng testigo laban sa mga nakaupo sa takot na masaktan. Wala kaming ugnayan sa video at kay Bikoy. Kasinungalingan lahat ang mga paratang na yan. Gawa-gawa lang ng Administrasyon. Laging dinadamay ang LP sa mga ouster plot na gawa-gawa lang para pagtakpan ang mga palpak at kurakot sa Administrasyon. Hanggang ngayon wala […]